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Ability and Employer Learning: Evidence from the Economist Labor Market

Paul Oyer

NBER Working Paper No. 12989
Issued in March 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to the placement directors and graduate program administrators that provided historical economics job market materials. Thanks also to Liran Einav, Robert Gibbons, Michael Grubb, Takeo Hoshi, Daiji Kawaguchi, Walter Oi, Hideo Owan, Scott Schaefer, an anonymous referee, and participants in the 2006 SOLE Meetings, the NBER Summer Institute, and the 2006 TRIO Conference at Hitotsubashi University for useful comments and conversations. James Caputo, Eric Forister, Michael Grubb, Diane Lee, and Khine Williams provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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